BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A juvenile is in police custody assisting ranks with their investigation into the shooting-death of Kishaun Ritchen of Newtown.
In a previous press release, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force had indicated that close to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, officers had responded to a shooting incident in the Newtown area.
On arrival, they found the motionless body of 34-year-old Kishaun Ritchen lying in Agatha Johnson Lane.
Investigations at that time revealed that Ritchen and another individual were walking along Agatha Johnson Lane when a masked gunman ran up from behind and shot him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer.
Personnel from the Forensic Services Unit had processed the scene from which several items of evidential value were taken into custody.
In today’s (Oct. 6) press release, police stated that last week Wednesday (Sept. 29) an autopsy was performed on Ritchen’s body by Resident Pathologist, Dr. Adrian Nuñez, who “concluded that death was as a result of severe head injury due to a single gunshot wound to the head”.
Investigations into this matter are ongoing.